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Holywell or Halliwell, Northumberland

Historical Description

Holywell or Halliwell, a colliery village and a township in Earsdon parish, Northumberland, 1½ mile from Earsdon, and 4½ miles NNW of North Shields, with a station for goods on the N.E.R. Post town, Newcastle; money order and telegraph office, Seaton Delaval. Acreage, 1376; population, 2782. An institute, with library, reading and billiard-rooms, was opened in 1892. The manor belongs to the Duke of Northumberland. Coal is extensively worked, and there is a mineral spring.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishEarsdon 
Poor Law unionTynemouth 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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